Within Hours of taking over President Biden ends ‘Muslim Ban’, Joins Back climate deal
US president Biden reverses some of his predecessor Donal Trump’s most controversial policies in a string of executive orders within hours of taking over as the 46th president of US.
Biden told reporters in his Oval office that there was “no time to waste”.
As reported by Reuters, he said, “some of the executive actions I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the Covid crises, we’r going to combat climate change in a way that we haven’t done so far and advance racial equity and support other understand communities”.
PM Modi, Chief Ministers to Take Covid 19 shot in second vaccination phase
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to get Covid 19 vaccine jibe in the second phase of vaccinations in the country along with the chief ministers of the states.
PM Modi launched India’s corona virus vaccination drive via video conference on January 16.
PM Modi may get his turn of vaccination around March or April.
India is currently administering vaccines to around 3 crore health care and frontline workers. So far, as per the Union Health Ministry a total of 7,86,842 beneficiary have been vaccinated till 20 January 2021, evening.
Five Dead at SII vaccine Factory
At least five people have died in a fire that broke out at world’s largest vaccine production centre in Pune, India.
The fire broke out at a plant being built for the Serum Institute India (SII). Pune city Mayor, Murlidhar Mohol confirmed, “five people have died”.
Rescue workers discovered five bodies in the under-construction building after blaze was brought under control. According to Reuters news agency, five fire trucks were sent to the site.
SII is manufacturing millions of doses of a Corona vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca for India and many other countries.
According to SII, the fire will not affect the production of coronavirus vaccines. PM Modi takes vaccine
Farmers reject government proposal to hold farm laws for 18 months
Protesting Farmers in India have rejected the government offer to keep on hold the implementation of ‘new farm’ laws for 18 months.
The government had proposed on Wednesday after the 10th rounds of negotiations with the farmers to put on hold the implementation of farm law to which the farmers had not responded immediately.
Meanwhile the farmers protest on the borders of Delhi entered 58th day on Thursday. The farmers started their stir at the Delhi borders on November 26,2020.
Two Female Judges Shot Dead in Afghanistan
Two female Supreme Court judges were killed in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul early on Sunday when they were driving for work.
The killings add to the list of several prominent Afghans killed in recent months amidst the ongoing peace talks between Taliban and the government.
Spokesman for Taliban armed group Zabihullah Mujahid said that the group was not responsible for the killings. Afghanistan officials have however blamed the Taliban for the attack.
The attack of the judges took place only two days after US announced to cut troops level to 2,500, the lowest in almost two decades.
Earlier this month, the US military for the first time directly accused the Taliban of orchestrating the attacks.
Around 51 Cases of Minor Complications After First Day of Covid 19 Vaccination in India
After the biggest vaccination drive for Covid 19 kickstarted in India on Saturday, capital Delhi reported around 51 cases of minor complications.
On the first day of massive corona vaccination drive 1.91 lakh people were given the shot. According to Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain, in Delhi, 4,319 healthcare workers were vaccinated on the first day, among which one “slightly serious” case was reported.
“There have been 51 minor incidents yesterday where there were some minor complications and one was a bit serious,” said the minister adding that “The remaining 51 (people vaccinated) did not have to be hospitalised. They were only observed for a short while”.
The patient is a 22-year-old security guard who works at the hospital. He was admitted in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit till last night.